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Update: Highway 62 Expressway Construction

Highway 62's expressway construction is past it's half way point.

Posted: Thu Dec 07 18:25:08 PST 2017
Updated: Thu Dec 07 18:25:09 PST 2017

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says, "you can still see the construction going on right here on the east and westbound lanes of the highway 62 expressway and the first time you'll be able to drive down it yourself is the end of 2018." odot says every day around 47 thousand cars and trucks pass through the corridor between i-5 and delta waters. lucas says, "it's frustrating at times with how congested it can get and it definitely clears up by the mall for sure but until that you're just kind of stuck in this bumper-to-bumper traffic." right now 25 miles of concrete are being poured to build this 4 and a half mile four-lane expressway. gary says, "this coming summer they'll make the big push to continue that paving towards the north end of the corridor where it matches the highway just south of white city." this new expressway will cross over vilas roads using this overpass. when the beams are laid down, vilas road will have limited traffic overnight for two days later this month. gary says, "to be this far in 18 months is a pretty good deal and to be completely finished in about a year that's also a pretty good deal when he comes to road construction." construction will finish in december 2018, and commuters say that completion date can't come faster. lucas says, "construction's been here a little bit too long and i'm just ready to get back to driving it at the speed limit." mick says, "i am ready for them to stop anytime now, it would be good. it looks like they're making great progress so it'll be a few more months." sionan says, "if you'd like to find out more about this expressway project, you can head to our website in medford, sionan barrett, newswatch12" [a26] to vo head to our website,, to find out when you can expect odot to limit traffic on vilas road later this month.
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